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Walk Off The Earth headlines 2024 Whistler Summer Concert Series

Local acts can apply to take the stage until May 13

Whistler’s fan-favourite summer concert and movie series is returning this summer, with free live events in July and August at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

This year organizers are adding two extra afternoons of live music on Sundays, pairing touring acts with local performers. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is accepting submissions from interested local musicians until May 13. The 2024 Whistler Summer Concert Series kicks off Monday, July 1 with Canadian indie pop band Walk Off The Earth and opening act DJ Foxy Moron. Events run the first two weeks of July and return for four weeks in August, with opening acts at 6:30 p.m. and headliners taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Bike parking is free for anyone who pedals to the show.

“It wouldn’t be summer without the Whistler Summer Concert Series, and this year’s line-up of headliners is one of the most impressive yet,” said Whistler Mayor Jack Crompton, in a press release. “On top of that, the addition of the Sunday Sessions will give our talented local musicians the chance to perform their original sets on the Whistler Olympic Plaza stage. Year over year, this series has presented a diverse array of headliners from around the world, and we are thrilled to see the opportunity for our locals to get up there, too.”

The lineup

Mon., July 1 - Walk Off The Earth, opening DJ Foxy Moron

Walk off the Earth is a JUNO Award-winning multi-platinum musical phenomenon. In the past few years alone, they have headlined Red Rocks Amphitheater and Wembley Arena, sold out the historic Sydney Opera House, notched a top-10 single in Canada for 30 straight weeks and made it all the way to the top of the Pop Albums chart in the U.S.

Wed., July 3 - Movies in the Plaza - Eddie the Eagle

Thur., July 4 - Aysanabee, opening DJ Peacefrog

Aysanabee is a two-time JUNO award-winning alternative indie artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer-songwriter. He is Oji-Cree, Sucker Clan of Sandy Lake First Nation, a remote fly-in community in the far reaches of Northwestern Ontario, Canada. With a swirling mix of indie, soul, and electronic sounds, and pulse-quickening fingerpicking, the music is both hypnotic and melodious and has been compared to Bon Iver, Matt Corby, Hozier, Kim Churchill, and Kings of Leon, among others.

Fri., July 5 - The Sheepdogs, opening DJ Whitness

Built on the solid, classic rock foundation of three-part harmonies and dual guitar leads, Canada's JUNO award-winning Sheepdogs blend Southern rock, groove-based psychedelia, and bluesy barroom swagger into a modern rock and roll revival. From Canadian roadhouses to global music festivals, their on-stage and on-road hours are countless, underscoring their endurance in the music scene.

Sat., July 6 - Movies in the Plaza - Eddie the Eagle

Wed., July 10 - Movies in the Plaza - 500 Days in the Wild

Thur., July 11 - Ibibio Sound Machine, opening DJ Doc Rhythmo

Ibibio Sound Machine's signature style, epitomized in their latest album "Pull the Rope," defies categorization, blending an eclectic mix of genres into a vibrant and infectious sound. Led by the dynamic duo of Eno Williams and Max Grunhard, the band seamlessly fuses elements of Afrobeat, funk, house, post-punk, and disco, creating a kaleidoscopic sonic landscape that transcends cultural boundaries.

Fri., July 12 - New Breed Brass Band, opening DJ Vinyl Ritchie

New Breed Brass Band's sound, as showcased in "Made In New Orleans," is a vibrant fusion of second line music deeply rooted in the rich cultural tapestry of their hometown. Drawing inspiration from diverse sources their music pulsates with joyful chaos and infectious vitality.

Sat., July 13 - Movies in the Plaza - 500 Days in the Wild

Sun., August 4 - Sunday Sessions

Lineup to be announced May 21.

Wed., August 7  - Movies in the Plaza - Next Goal Wins

Thur., August 8 - Astrocolor, opening DJ Surgeon

Astrocolor, named Instrumental Artist of the Year at the 2022 Western Canadian Music Awards, pioneers a genre they aptly term "AstroJazz." Inspired by jazz, psychedelia, and electronica, their experimental soundscapes evoke the spirit of 90s electronic acts like Air and Massive Attack.

Fri., August 9 - The Suffers, opening DJ Soul Club

The Suffers’ musical style, showcased in their latest album "It Starts With Love," is a potent blend of Gulf Coast Soul and socially conscious lyricism. Their sound, described as a fusion of ’70s R&B, disco, jazz, and contemporary gospel, resonates with audiences as they navigate themes of love, growth, and self-acceptance.

Sat., August 10 - Movies in the Plaza - Next Goal Wins

Wed., August 14 - Movies in the Plaza - Bob Marley - One Love

Thur., August 15 - Fort Knox Five LIVE, with special guest Dunks

Fort Knox Five is bringing DC to B.C.! Expect a night of bass, funk, disco, boogie, house and breaks! Special opening set from Dunks (The Funk Hunters) playing an exclusive all 45 vinyl set to get the vibes going.

Fri., August 16 - Colin James, opening DJ Mixmasterfab

Colin James, hailing from the prairies of Saskatchewan, has carved a legendary career spanning over 30 years in the Canadian music scene. With a string of accomplishments including 20 studio albums, eight JUNO awards, and induction into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, James is a true icon.

Sat., August 17 - Movies in the Plaza - Bob Marley - One Love

Wed., August 21 - Movies in the Plaza - Mrs. Doubtfire

Thur., August 22 - Trans-Canada Highwaymen, opening DJ ShotSki

The Trans-Canada Highwaymen (TCH) is a supergroup consisting of Moe Berg (The Pursuit of Happiness), Chris Murphy (Sloan), Craig Northey (Odds) and Steven Page (ex-Barenaked

Ladies). Four guys who have known each other for decades now, all of whom have written songs that have contributed to Canadian culture, like “I’m An Adult Now,” “The Other Man,” “It Falls Apart,” and “Brian Wilson.” The TCH live show includes selections from their album Explosive Hits Vol. 1 along with the Barenaked Ladies, The Pursuit of Happiness, Sloan & Odds tracks everyone knows and loves.

Fri., August 23 - Ocie Elliott, opening DJ LAZY FNGZ

Victoria, B.C. duo Ocie Elliott—Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy—dream up dusty folk painted in broad strokes of acoustic instrumentation and lyrical eloquence meant for nights under the stars, long drives with no destination, and quiet moments of reprieve.

Sat., August 24 - Movies in the Plaza - Mrs. Doubtfire

Thur., August 29 - Drag in the Mountains, opening DJ Nat Morel

The Whistler Summer Concert Series is proud to present a family-friendly night full of amazing drag performances starring Canada’s Drag Race season 4 winner VENUS alongside season 2 stars Kendall Gender and Synthia Kiss.

Fri., August 30 -  Boy & Bear with special guest Boo Seeka, opening DJ LDA.

Boy & Bear has attained a level of staying power that most artists could only dream of while maintaining their authentic vision and driving love for their craft. In addition to their five consecutive top 10 albums and over 250 million streams, Boy & Bear’s live show is a uniquely compelling experience that has earned the band a glowing reputation as one of Australia’s most outstanding live acts.

Sun., September 1 - Sunday Sessions

Lineup to be announced May 21.